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Valéria Gyenge

Full name: Valéria Gyenge (-Garai)
Gender: Female
Born: April 3, 1933 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: BVSC, Budapest (HUN)
Country: HUN Hungary
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Daughter-in-law of János Garay.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Valéria Gyenge was the daughter-in-law of János Garay, Sr. who died a brutal death in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in 1945, and the sister-in-law of János Garay, Jr.. In 1956 directly after the Melbourne Olympics, Gyenge emigrated to Canada and became a famous photographer. As opposed to many of her teammates, she often returned to Hungary, showing her photographs in exhibitions. Her daughter Sue “Soo” Garay became a famous television actress, best known for playing Dr. Claire Davison on the series Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal. Gyenge was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in in 1978.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 1 Gold OR
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 5 h1 r2/3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle Hungary HUN 8
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Hungary HUN 7

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat One 5 1:06.4
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Three 2 QU 1:06.6

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming Hungary Final 1 OR 5:12.1
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming Hungary Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 5:16.9
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Swimming Hungary Round One Heat Three 1 QU 5:22.6
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Hungary Final 8 5:21.0
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Hungary Round One Heat One 1 QU 5:14.2

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Hungary HUN Final 7 4:31.1 1:07.8 4:31.1
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Swimming Hungary HUN Round One Heat Two 2 QU 4:28.1 1:06.9 4:28.1
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